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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Project Food Budget: Week 10

Goal : $70/week -$280/month
Actual: $86.18/week- $171.43/month

Dinner swap menu: 
  • Edemame, peas and quinoa topped with blue cheese and cocoa beet cookies 
  • Spinach and mushroom enchiladas with black beans and flan
  • Carrot and ginger soup, croissants, broccoli slaw, hibiscus tea and chocolate raisin cookies
  • Vegetable noodle stir fry
  • Rice, dal and sateed veggies and chocolate chip zuchinni bread
  • Stuffed bell peppers with garlic bread and salad
The break down: 
  •  $15 1/2 CSA share
  •  $27.22 dinner swap meal
  •  $37.70 staples

  • salad mix
  • spinach
  • scallions
  • kale
  • radishes
  • beets
  • carrots
  • bok choy
  • rainbow chard
  • lettuce
  • dandelion greens
Dinner Swap: Edamame, peas, and quinoa topped with blue cheese and cocoa beet cookies
  • 5 bags of shelled edamame
  • 5 bags green peas
  • 4 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 8 oz crumbled Gorgonzola blue cheese
  • 3 white onions
  • dry milk
  • peanut butter
  • butter
  • 2 lbs Monterey jack cheese
  • cornstarch
  • garbanzo beans
  • key limes
  • lemons
  • vinegar
  • cliff bars
  • tortillas
  • ancho chili powder
  • smoked salt
  • organic red delicious apples

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I am going to reach my $70/week goal!


  1. looks like you have some good things on your menu!

  2. Ancho chili powder! I love that stuff. Can you find it in bulk? That saves me because it goes in a lot of things around here (hummus, salsa, etc.)

  3. Our HEB and Fiesta mart have really decent bulk spice sections. We are really lucky for that. I use chipotle powder more than ancho. My husband tells me he uses it every day. It is so cheap in bulk!!